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Give Rs 100 crore for women’s toilets: Pawar

Speaking on the thirteenth foundation day of NCP, the party chief and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Sunday requested the Maharashtra government to make a provision of Rs 100 crore for constructing toilets for women.

‘The state government should make a provision of Rs 50-100 crore for constructing toilets for women in villages, at ST stands and at all the public places,’ Pawar said, after launching 'Rashtravadi Yuvati Congress' [RYC] at a function here on Sunday.

He also asked Ministers from his party to fulfil the demands in the charter presented by RYC.

‘At last year's foundation day we made 40 demands on the issues concerning the Dalits. I was told by state unit chief Madhukar Pichad that Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar held meetings in this regard and fulfilled 30 demands. Accordingly, the charter of demands presented by the RYC on Sunday should also be looked into,’ Pawar said.

Praising the initiative of his daughter and MP Supriya Sule in creating awareness on the female foeticide issue, Pawar said: ‘The awareness campaign which she undertook helped in throwing light on such incidents in the state, which are largely being reported from Beed district.’
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